Thanks to all who took our recent Christmas Survey - it's the second year in a row that we've run this survey and it was intersting to see how the numbers compared to last year!
We had a slightly larger sample this year - 2,395 of you vs. 2,147 from last Christmas, but fascinatingly despite the slightly larger pool of members, and of course plenty of new members joining throughout the year, many of the numbers remained relatively unchanged. I guess Viewsbankers are a traditional bunch?!
For example, despite the rise in popularity of vegetarianism/veganism over the past year, that option remained static at 7% for Christmas dinner, with Turkey again taking the crown (sorry!) with a whopping 60%.
Interestingly just 19% of you will be hitting the Boxing day sales this year, down from 22% last year - perhaps a sign of the times or simply the fact that we've all had enough of sale shopping after Black Friday?
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that overall Christmas spend is up significantly this year, with that average now sitting at £797.06 up £295.76 from £501.30 - perhaps reflecting rising costs/inflation but certainly showing that Brexit uncertainty isn't spoiling Christmas for many of you.
Home alone retains the top spot in terms of favourite Christmas films this year, but its lead is slipping - it's down 1% to 10% of the overall vote, with Love Actually moving up to 2nd place and Elf retaing 3rd.
Anyway, check out the infographic below for more of the figures and let us know what you think in the comments.
Finally, thanks for being a Viewsbank member this year and we'd like to take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the whole Viewsbank team!